Virginia Field Office
Northeast Region
Endangered Species: Approved Surveyors More Information

These lists contain the names of individuals who are qualified to conduct habitat assessments/surveys for the referenced species in Virginia. If you select an individual not on this list to conduct habitat assessments/surveys for the referenced species, provide that individual's qualifications to this office for review and approval 60 days prior to the start of the habitat assessment/survey. If a habitat assessment determines there is habitat for one or more of the referenced species, a species survey by an approved surveyor is needed. If the survey determines that any rare species are present, contact this office to allow us the opportunity to work with you to avoid or minimize adverse effects to rare species and their habitats during project design and implementation. Email correspondence and survey results to Inclusion of names on this list does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or any other U.S. Government agency.

These lists are updated on a semi-annual basis on January 15 and June 15. If you would like to be added to a list or lists, you must submit your information at least 60 days in advance of either January 15 or June 15. Additional information is available in the How to be a surveyor document. If you are an existing approved surveyor and need to update your information, please email the requested changes to Katie Whitfield. Updates will be completed within 10 days of receipt.


Approved Surveyors
  Big Sandy Crayfish   Plants - All
  Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel    
  Freshwater Mussels (Atlantic Slope)    
  Freshwater Mussels (Tennessee River Drainage)    
  Mitchell's Satyr    
  Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle    
  Red-cockaded woodpecker    
  Roanoke Logperch  
  Virginia Fringed Mountain Snail    
  Karst Geology Assessments    



How to be a surveyor (pdf)


Optimal survey times: PLANTS (pdf)


How long is an ANIMAL survey valid? (pdf)


How long is a PLANT survey valid? (pdf)

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Last updated: October 7, 2020